Dangers Behind and Uncertainties Ahead, but Together at Last
Eleven years after they last saw their mother, José and Juan Rivera left El Salvador to join her in the United States, where new challenges awaited them.
A Remarkable Event in El Salvador: A Day Without Murder
The police had no explanation for the pause, which did not last. The killing rate has fallen since a police crackdown began, but gang violence is still rampant.
A Grim Discovery in El Mozote
Building a new home on the land where family members were killed.
Killers on a Shoestring: Inside the Gangs of El Salvador
The gangs that make El Salvador the murder capital of the world are not sophisticated global cartels but mafias of the poor.
El Salvador Wins Dispute Over Denying a Mining Permit
An international arbitration panel ruled that the government did not have to pay compensation to Pac Rim Cayman for denying it a concession to drill for gold.
El Salvador’s “Abortion Lawyer”
Dennis Muñoz fights one of the most draconian abortion laws in the world.
Mauricio Funes, Ex-Leader of El Salvador Under Inquiry, Gains Asylum
Nicaragua granted asylum to Mr. Funes, who has been under investigation by the Salvadoran authorities for suspicion of corruption.
22 Migrant Women Held in Pennsylvania Start a Hunger Strike to Protest Detention
A group at an immigration detention center is hoping to draw attention to policies for families seeking asylum from violence in Central America.
Salvadoran Court Overturns Wartime Amnesty, Paving Way for Prosecutions
The Supreme Court struck down a law that had protected members of the military, rebel groups and death squads for more than two decades.
El Salvador Throws Out Gang Truce and Officials Who Put It in Place
The attorney general has opted to try to stem the nation’s infamous violence by crushing the gangs.
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